Sports  March 31, 2015
Kristoff wins first stage of Three Days of De Panne
NorwayNorwegian rider Alexander Kristoff won the first stage of the Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday as he outsprinted Belgian duo Jens Debuschere and Stijn Devolder at the finish line in Sottegem. The stage covered 201.6km from De Panne to Sottegem with the race set to finish on Thursday.It was the sixth win of the season for the 27-year-old Katusha cy...  Full Story
First Rio Games tickets go on sale
A monitor screen shot shows the official website of ticketing for Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 31, 2015Tickets for the Rio Olympics went on sale Tuesday with the first batch of a total 7.5 million being made available online to thousands of fans who had pre-registered via the official web portal.The portal urged fans to "hold on" just ahead of a sales process starting from 1700 GMT after organizers last week released a detailed compe...  Full Story
Leeds' Sinfield set for cross-code switch
Kevin Sinfield of England (centre) burst trough the tackle from Brett White of Australia (right) and Sam Thaiday of Australia during their Rugby League four nations final at Elland road, Leeds on November 14, 2009Former England captain Kevin Sinfield is to make a cross-code switch from Leeds to their rugby union sister club Yorkshire Carnegie, the two teams announced on Tuesday.Sinfield, 34, joined Leeds aged 16 and led the club to six Super League title, three World Club Challenge crowns and one Challenge Cup. He has signed a two-year contract with Carnegi...  Full Story
Vettel's Malaysia victory 'scared' Rosberg
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamNico Rosberg admits he was 'scared' by Sebastian Vettel's debut victory for Ferrari in last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix which caught the German's Mercedes rivals by surprise.Vettel stunned Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the Sepang International circuit with an audacious victory, his first behind the wheel of a Ferrari.The w...  Full Story
Stricken Volvo Ocean Race leaders limp to dry land
The Dongfeng Race Team sets out for Leg 4 to Auckland in the Volvo Ocean Race, offshore sailingDongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race who broke their mast a day ago, were nursing their stricken boat towards dry land and safety on Tuesday.The breakage could hardly have happened at a worse place for the Chinese team, some 250 nautical miles away from Cape Horn in the midst of the treacherous Southern Ocean and in high wi...  Full Story
Blair returns to Scotland with Glasgow
Mike Blair, former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, previously spent 10 years with Edinburgh and will return to his homeland -- subject to a medical -- at the start of next seasonScotland's most-capped scrum-half Mike Blair has agreed to join Glasgow from Newcastle on a two-year contract, the Celtic League club announced on Tuesday.The former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion previously spent 10 years with Edinburgh and will return to his homeland -- subject to a medical -- at the start of next season."I'm very ex...  Full Story
Farah kicks off athletics season in Doha
compete in the 3000 metres in the opening leg of the 14-meet series, marking the 32-year-oldBritish double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will open his Diamond League campaign in Doha on May 15, organisers said Tuesday.Farah will compete in the 3000 metres in the opening leg of the 14-meet series, marking the 32-year-old's first appearance in Doha."I've heard so many great things about the track, the crowd and the competition in Doha...  Full Story
FA confirms no British teams at 2016 Olympics
Great BritainEngland's Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that plans to enter British men's and women's football teams at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been abandoned.The FA wanted to enter teams for the tournament, but had to scrap the proposals after encountering opposition from the football associations of Scotland, Wales and Northe...  Full Story